Saturday, November 05, 2005
EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell's former chief of staff, made some pretty explosive allegations last week. Now he's upping the ante:
Wilkerson also told National Public Radio that Cheney's office ran an "alternate national security staff" that spied on and undermined the president's formal National Security Council.If Wilkerson has proof to back up these allegations, this would be an awfully good time to make it public.
He said National Security Council staff stopped sending emails when they found out Cheney's staffers were reading their messages.
He said he believed that Cheney's staff prevented Bush from seeing a National Security Council memo arguing strongly that the US needed far more troops for the March 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.